The progression in a Marvel world after the pinnacle is an interesting one because it becomes a perspective in how to perceive how events that came before differ without becoming an arduous paradox of unknown universes. The key with any process (especially with one rooted with this many backstories) is to keep it as simple as possible. With “Marvel’s Agents Of Shield”, the trick is knowing the ideals and how you balance them even in a new world. Episode 1 of Season 7 entitled “The New Deal” perceives the team in the past with an adversary that threatens to unravel what is to come. The plot points spell to the idea of not giving away too much, even within this review. The idea has very much certain tinges of “Doctor Who” with “Back To The Future” thrown in. The aspect of Coulson placed in a certain role is an interesting construct. The question becomes what allegiances the team and their adversaries have to time and which ones can unravel. There are a few key moments especially with Coulson that work especially in relation to Daisy (played by Chloe Bennett). The time period it comes to be set in is an interesting play but time will tell how much the thread should be pulled. All said, it is an interesting tease as to what the final mission of this show will lead to.
By Tim Wassberg